Acts 29 Network Drops Pastor Mark Driscoll (and Mars Hill Church) for “Ungodly and Disqualifying Behavior”

The Acts 29 church network, founded by Mark Driscoll (below) and David Nicholas in 1998, announced this morning that they are removing Driscoll and his church Mars Hill from their network and affiliations.

The statement reads:

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It Doesn’t Matter What Percentage of Americans Are Gay

How many people in the United States are gay?

Depending on who you ask, a lot of people may say the answer doesn’t matter; that rights should be afforded to people on the very basis that they are rights, regardless of how many people they impact.

Some conservative Christians would disagree. That’s why Michael Brown, a writer for the Christian website Charisma, is both delighted and outraged by a recent study that suggests fewer Americans are LGBT than we may assume.

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Pentagon Approves Bibles at Recruiting Stations. Time for Atheists, Satanists, and Pagans to Donate Literature!

The other day, I posted about a strange giveaway at the U.S. General Services Administration in St. Louis, Missouri. If you went there to sign up to join the National Guard, you would also get a camouflage-covered copy of the New Testament (provided by Gideons International).

According to a letter from the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, that was coercion and needed to stop:

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Despite Approving “In God We Trust” Plaque, Mobile County Commission Ignores Similar Requests by Atheists & Pagans

Yesterday, a group of Pagans, universalists, and atheists went to the Mobile County Commission (in Alabama) to request they put up displays reading things like “In Reason We Trust.” It was in response to a recent vote to put “In God We Trust” on a plaque in the city’s Administration Building.

So how did that go? Well, the people who spoke in support of the atheist display were perfectly reasonable:

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Christian-themed Park in Sioux City Now Getting $165,000 Boost from Iowan Taxpayers

Back in May, we learned that Shepherd’s Garden, a Christian-themed park being built in Sioux City, Iowa, was set to receive a $140,000 grant from the taxpayer-funded “Vision Iowa” program:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the Vision Iowa group a letter detailing the constitutional violations that taxpayers would be on the hook for if the courts ruled against them:

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